Tandem athletes continue to impress! Congratulations to recent Tandem alum Stella Lane (TFS '21), who made the Skidmore College volleyball team (Go, Thoroughbreds!) as a walk-on. Stella will be playing as a middle for Skidmore, a Division III school in Sarasota Springs, NY. Stella was a key player for Tandem's team and is the fifth athlete from the Class of 2021 to be invited to play at the college level. Way to go, Stella!!
A recent 'Power Issue' of C-ville Weekly focused on local rising stars, the next generation of 'movers and shakers' in the area. We're proud of alum Ti Ames (TFS '13), who is featured on that list. Ti returned to Charlottesville after graduating from Oberlin College with degrees in Theatre and Africana Studies and dove right into the local theatre and music scene as a director, performer, writer and teacher. Read more here. So many gits to share!
Tandem counselor and alum Monica Johnson (TFS '04) competes in strongwoman events on a national level and recently won her professional level debut event - the Iron Warrior Pro/Am in Huntington, Indiana. Monica came in first place in the heavyweight category - she's on the right in the photo.
Here are some of her impressive event stats - wow!:
- Max Axle press, 215 lbs - Car DL for reps in a minute, 18 - Keg Press 175 lbs reps in a minute, 3 in 30 seconds - 90 lb per hand farmers for 150 with 2 turns, 31 seconds - Max stone over bar, 285 lbs (so close to getting 302 over)